Aaliyah Lives On In Chris Brown’s ‘Don’t Think They Know’ Video

Chris Brown feat. Aaliyah – Don’t Think They Know from Mechanical Dummy on Vimeo.

By Maurice Bobb

Aaliyah is a revered R&B icon, so when news of Chris Brown’s collaboration with the posthumous princess on “Don’t Think They Know” from his upcoming album, X, hit the Internet, there was justifiable skepticism. Breezy released the video for the song Monday (June 17) and from the looks of the positive comments on Twitter, has managed to deliver a poignant ode to end gun violence that doesn’t sully the name of fallen chanteuse.

“Chris Brown is the only artist in my opinion that does it all and continues to deliver AMAZING music & DOPE videos. They Don’t Know is dope,” tweeted @TayWest.

Before the Boyz N Da Hood-inspired video begins, the “Fine China” singer offers up a message. “Every two hours in America today a child dies of a gunshot wound,” says “Not CB, just Christopher,” in the opening credits of the video. “Unity is what we are afraid of so fear is insanity, lets love each other.”